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Historical Buildings

Fortezza Vecchia in Livorno

The imposing fortified complex with medieval roots that contains the origins of the city

Fortezza Vecchia in Livorno
Fortezza Vecchia in Livorno - Credit: Sailko
The Mediterannean’s very own little Venice, with its historic port.
Founded as a city in 1606 by the Medici family, Livorno became a welcoming oasis for all those who had been religiously, politically or racially persecuted, enriching itself with the resourcefulness and customs of the most diverse foreign nations. Bridges, canals, and historic palaces are reflected in the calm waters, making it feel like a little Venice on the Mediterranean. ...
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